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FaZe Rug gives away thousands of dollars in YouTube Baseball challenge

Published: 26/Jan/2020 13:56

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator Brian ‘FaZe Rug’ Awadis gave away thousands of dollars to his friends after hosting a baseball-themed challenge series for them to compete in.

The FaZe Clan star is best known for his entertaining pranks and Vlog series and has built a massive following of over 14 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Similarly to Mr Beast, Rug was among the first few creators who also uploaded some unusual challenge videos that have gone viral and has returned with yet another one for his fans.

The popular YouTuber decided to return with a Baseball themed challenge this time around, including rewards and cash prizes depending on how many home runs they could score.

“Today I’m doing if you hit the home run I’ll buy you anything challenge.” Rug revealed, before breaking down the rules and what was up for grabs for the contestants.

Each of those competing in the challenge received ten tries to hit as many home runs as they possibly could, although Rug seemed confident in his prediction that they would not score highly.

However, the YouTube star was proven wrong after his friend Romel managed to rack up an incredible score of 6 home runs in total.

Not everyone had the same luck as Romel unfortunately, as Rug’s brother and fellow YouTuber Brawadis didn’t manage to get a single home run during the challenge.

Romel ended up walking away from the challenge after earning $7,000 as well as a brand new MacBook, a Gucci bag and a pair of Travis Scott x Jordan 1’s.

Rug is not the only content creator who is known for giving away insane prizes and rewards to his friends, as stars such as David Dobrik and Mr Beast have also shown their generous side during their videos.

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Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith

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New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.